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2014-07-23 16:22:46

MONTREAL, July 23, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - The Federation of Chambers of Commerce of Quebec (FCCQ), together with a dozen prominent representatives of Quebec's business community, civil society and municipal sector, participated in a three-day study tour of Alberta's hydrocarbon industry. During the tour, participants visited industries involved in oil and gas exploration and development and met with Alberta's regulatory body, entrepreneurs, farmers and public decision makers who all...

2014-07-23 16:21:06

Lower Mainland improvements pave way for expanded global trade VANCOUVER, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Government of Canada and its partners today celebrated two significant road projects in the South Shore Trade Area (SSTA) of Burrard Inlet, which are in their final stages and will enhance truck, rail, and port operations while reducing impacts to local communities. The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, was joined by Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver; Robin Silvester, President...

2014-07-23 16:20:32

WINNIPEG, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Canadian Grain Commission reminds the grain industry and producers about grain grading changes that come into effect on August 1, 2014 in Western Canada. These changes include updated tolerances for ergot and sclerotinia for most classes of wheat. The Official Grain Grading Guide as of August 1, 2014 will be posted shortly before the start of the new crop year. As well, producers, agents and producer car administrators can apply for producer...

2014-07-23 12:34:32

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Industrial Robotics - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Industrial Robotics in Units by the following End-Use Segments: Assembly, Material Application, Material Handling (Packaging/Picking, Plastic Molding, & Molding), Cutting/Polishing, Welding, and Others. The report...

2014-07-23 12:31:13

MELBOURNE, Australia, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, participated in the 20(th) International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne, Australia. During the Conference sessions, meetings and side events, Minister Ambrose reinforced Canada's continued commitment to global efforts to address HIV/AIDS and to advancing a comprehensive and integrated long-term approach to address HIV/AIDS in Canada. While in Melbourne, Minister Ambrose toured the...

2014-07-23 12:26:28

TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Ontario should not delay fiscal consolidation, while Ottawa should take a more gradual approach than planned, according to a report from the C.D. Howe Institute. In "User Discretion Advised: Fiscal Consolidation and the Recovery," author William Scarth calls on the Ontario provincial government to address its long-term sustainability challenges before it embarks on any major new expenditures, while stating that the federal government should delay its...

2014-07-23 12:24:10

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Automotive Aftermarket Appearance Chemicals in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Waxes/Polishes, Protectants, Wheel and Tire Cleaners, and Windshield Washer Fluids. The report...

2014-07-23 12:23:55

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Fuel Cells - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Fuel Cells in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: Phosphoric Acid Fuel Cells, Molten Carbonate Fuel Cells, Alkaline Fuel Cells, Solid Oxide Fuel Cells, Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cells, and Others. The report...

2014-07-23 08:30:26

DUBLIN, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays - Global Strategic Business Report" report to their offering. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Prepackaged Medical Kits and Trays in US$ Thousands by the following Product Segments: ENT Custom Trays, Ophthalmic Custom Trays, Custom Basin Kits, Custom Ob/Gyn Kits, General Delivery Kits, Hysterectomy...

2014-07-23 08:28:56

Multi-platinum artist and entrepreneur debuting Fall/Winter collection September 2014 LOS ANGELES, July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- International pop icon Britney Spears has announced her line of sleepwear apparel, The Intimate Britney Spears, with retail partner CHANGE Lingerie, a leading company in lingerie with over 180 stores worldwide. The collection will launch September 9(th) at an exclusive event in New York City, with an appearance by Britney, and will be available for sale at...


Latest Canada Reference Libraries

Canadienne Cattle
2014-07-14 11:38:56

The Canadienne is a breed of dairy cattle that originated in Canada during the 1600s. It also goes by the names Black Canadienne, French Canadienne and Black Jersey and are the only dairy cattle developed in Canada. It is believed the Canadienne is decedents of the Guernsey, Jersey and Kerry cattle breeds. In 1850 the majority of the cattle were Canadienne so breeding of them was discouraged. In 1886, a herd book was established and the French Canadian Cattle Breeder’s Association was...

Canadian Speckle Park Cattle
2014-07-14 11:28:41

The Canadian Speckle Park is a breed of cattle native to the province of Saskatchewan, Canada and one of only a few breeds of cattle developed there. It is a new breed, officially recognized in 2006 by the Canadian government. The breed association was formed in 1985 with the breed being exported to the United States and Australia. The breed's development began in the 1950s by crossbreeding a roan Shorthorn heifer and a Black Angus bull. The offspring became spotted and a new breed was...

HTT Plethore
2014-06-18 07:12:24

The HTT Plethore is developed and produced by HTT Automobile in Quebec, Canada. It is Canadian’s first supercar with its prototype being showcased at the 2007 Montreal International Auto Show under the name “Locus Plethore.” The Plethore debuted on February 16, 2011 on CBC’s The Dragon’s Den. It was pitched as Canada’s first supercar and the company was asking for a $1.5M investment. W. Brett Wilson and Robert Herjavec offered a partnership of $1 million, $500,000 in loans and...

Canadian Horse
2014-04-03 12:38:23

The Canadian horse is a breed of horse that was developed in Canada during the late seventeenth century. This breed was developed using French light and draft horses as well as some Andalusians, Arabians, Normans, and other breeds. The horse was eventually given the nickname “the little iron horse” because of its ability to withstand grueling work conditions. Initially, foals were leased or sold to clergymen and gentlemen farmers as property of the king, but population numbers grew so...

Spotted Spreadwing, Lestes congener
2014-01-20 14:52:54

The spotted spreadwing (Lestes congener) is a species of damselfly that can be found in in North America, in a range that includes Canada and the United States. It prefers to reside near temporary and permanent ponds or flooded riverbanks, as well as slow moving swamps and marshes. This species can be seen between the months of July and September. The spotted spreadwing differs in size between the sexes, with males reaching an average body length between 1.4 and 1.7 inches and females...

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Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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